Cardinals add punter Butler

Posted by Darren Urban on September 8, 2014 – 2:51 pm

With Dave Zastudil hurting with a groin injury, the Cardinals today filled their empty space on the roster (opened when Desmond Bishop was cut) by signing punter Drew Butler. Butler, the son of long-time Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler, was with the Detroit Lions during the preseason before being released. He was with the Bears in the offseason of 2013, but in 2012, he punted for the Pittsburgh Steelers, averaging 43.8 yards a kick.

I am not sure if this is strictly a backup plan if Zastudil can’t go tonight, or if Zastudil already is going to miss. Butler has punted before, so that isn’t really a concern. What will be interesting to see is what happens on field goals and extra points, because Zastudil is the holder for kicker Chandler Catanzaro. There is not a backup holder listed on the depth chart and truth be told, I don’t recall seeing a backup working in practice (that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, just that I have not seen it). Don’t know if it would be Butler automatically, or Drew Stanton or someone else. Butler did hold for field goals and extra points when he was in Pittsburgh, so he can do the job if needed.

Drew Butler

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10 Responses to “Cardinals add punter Butler”

  1. By D on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    84 Bears Super Bowl Shuffle Video…priceless…

  2. By justin on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    85 bears!

  3. By Dynosoar on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    br in nc,

    I’ll take a closer look at the Vols sites, in the meantime, this site is the best blogging experience I’ve seen.


    Someone a few posts ago said it best, put the punter out of a job and just score each possession. Haha, now that should get some attention from the pundits. Something like “Wow, can you believe how bad the Chargers defense was last night. They didn’t even allow a punt.” Haha!

    Can hardly wait. Enjoy the game my friends.

    Kurt Warner,

    Thanks for all you did for our Cardinals. This night is well deserved.

  4. By kauaicardsfan on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    Aloha Darren,
    Did Zas hurt himself during the preseason game vs San Diego? His punts were really bad that game? Just wondering?
    Mahalo !

  5. By Darren Urban on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    Kauai —

    RE: Zastudil

    Hurt in practice Saturday.

  6. By Havasu Tom on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    Hi Darren,
    A quick thought that my family and I would really enjoy, a pre-game cam. Think of the advertising on could generate while us hardcore Cardinal fans could enjoy watching warmups. Thanks for your great work during the off season and look forward to another great season with all you provide for us.

  7. By Eric G on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    The Butler did it.

  8. By cardsalltheway on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    OMG, another former Steelers player? This is getting absolutely ridiculous, I think it’s called a partially closed mind or is it partial to Pittsburgh Steelers players?

  9. By JohnnyBluenose on Sep 8, 2014 | Reply

    @ Eric….it was colonel mustard in the library with the candlestick.

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